June 21, 2011 - Big Gender Gap Drops New Jersey's Christie To New Low, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say 2-1 He'd Make A Bad Vice President

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Disapproval from women drives New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie to a slightly negative 44 - 47 percent job approval rating, his lowest grade ever, but he's doing better than most governors in other states surveyed by Quinnipiac University.

Women disapprove of the job Gov. Christie is doing 54 - 36 percent, while men approve 53 - 39 percent, a 17-point gender gap, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Approval is 76 - 15 percent among Republicans and 47 - 44 percent among independent voters, while Democrats disapprove 75 - 17 percent.

Workers in union households disapprove 63 - 29 percent.

Approval ratings for other governors are:
  • New York's Andrew Cuomo, 61 - 18 percent June 1;
  • Connecticut's Dannel Malloy, 38 - 44 percent June 15;
  • Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett, 39 - 38 percent June 14;
  • Florida's Rick Scott, 29 - 57 percent May 25;
  • Ohio's John Kasich, 38 - 49 percent May 18.
While voters dislike Christie's policies by a narrow 49 - 45 percent, they like him as a person 49 - 33 percent. Men like him 58 - 25 percent while women split 41 - 40 percent.

"New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie's job approval is slightly under water, but he's doing better than the other governors that Quinnipiac University asks about, except for New York's Andrew Cuomo," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Gov. Christie is having a big problem with women, perhaps because they care more about schools and disapprove 60 - 34 percent of the way he's handling education."

"But voters like their 'Jersey guy' governor better as a person than they like his policies," Carroll added. "Men like him a lot; women, not so much."

Voters disapprove 55 - 41 percent of the way Christie is handling education, his lowest grade on this issue, and split 47 - 48 percent on his handling of the state budget. The gender gap is big on both issues.

New Jersey voters disapprove by a huge 66 - 20 percent of the way Democrats in the State Legislature are handling the budget.

Christie would not make a good vice president, voters say 61 - 32 percent. A total of 43 percent say it is "very likely" or "somewhat likely" that the Republican presidential nominee will pick Christie as his running mate, while 52 percent say "not very likely" or "not likely at all."

Criticism of the governor's helicopter ride to see his son play baseball is "much ado about nothing," 51 percent of those who heard about it say, while 46 percent say it is legitimate.

"The helicopter ride from hell? Measure for measure, voters narrowly think it's much ado about nothing more than a serious issue," Carroll said.

Looking at public school funding, New Jersey voters say:
  • 56 - 40 percent support more tax dollars for schools in the state's poorest districts;
  • 62 - 36 percent support more funding to improve all schools;
  • 49 - 45 percent say the State Supreme Court was right to order increased spending for the state's poorest schools;
  • 74 - 18 percent say cut state spending rather than raise taxes to pay more for schools;
  • 65 - 29 percent support a millionaire's tax to fund schools.
"How to accommodate that Supreme Court order on school spending looks like the time bomb in the state budget - and voter opinion is mixed," Carroll said. "Should the state spend more on poor schools? Most think so. A larger majority think ALL schools should get more state money. Narrowly, voters say the court was right to order the additional spending on poor schools. How to get the money? Cut spending, rather than raise taxes, voters say. But they'd go for a 'millionaire's tax.'"

From June 14 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,610 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              44%    76%    17%    47%    53%    36%    49%    11%
Disapprove           47     15     75     44     39     54     42     80
DK/NA                10      9      9     10      9     10      8      9
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Approve              37%    44%    54%    33%    50%    29%    45%
Disapprove           55     45     36     58     42     63     45
DK/NA                 8     11     10      9      8      8      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling his job as Governor?
                     Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Nov 11  Aug 19  Jun 17
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2010    2010
 
Approve              44      47      52      46      51      51      44
Disapprove           47      46      40      44      38      36      43
DK/NA                10       7       8      10      10      13      12
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Stephen Sweeney is handling his job as State Senate Majority Leader?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              25%    30%    23%    24%    27%    23%    24%    32%
Disapprove           33     26     34     35     36     30     31     36
DK/NA                42     43     43     41     38     47     44     32
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Approve              30%    20%    25%    24%    29%    19%    25%
Disapprove           32     32     30     41     28     45     38
DK/NA                37     48     45     35     43     36     37
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Stephen Sweeney is handling his job as State Senate Majority Leader?
                     Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Nov 09  Aug 19
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010
 
Approve              25      26      25      20      17
Disapprove           33      31      26      28      28
DK/NA                42      43      48      52      55
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheila Oliver is handling her job as Assembly Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              24%    19%    30%    22%    22%    25%    21%    37%
Disapprove           22     25     15     24     29     15     22     19
DK/NA                55     56     54     54     49     60     57     44
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Approve              35%    21%    23%    24%    21%    23%    22%
Disapprove           23     20     23     20     23     26     24
DK/NA                41     60     53     56     56     51     54
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheila Oliver is handling her job as Assembly Speaker?
                     Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Nov 09  Aug 19
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010
 
Approve              24      22      22      19      19
Disapprove           22      21      19      22      19
DK/NA                55      57      59      59      63
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state assembly is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              27%    28%    32%    23%    27%    27%    27%    32%
Disapprove           51     49     45     56     55     48     50     50
DK/NA                22     23     23     21     19     25     22     18
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Approve              31%    26%    31%    25%    25%    21%    25%
Disapprove           52     48     49     54     54     60     56
DK/NA                17     26     20     21     22     19     19
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state assembly is handling its job?
                     Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Nov 09  Aug 19
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2010
 
Approve              27      26      32      25      28      28
Disapprove           51      53      45      52      51      45
DK/NA                22      22      22      23      21      27
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state senate is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              31%    33%    32%    28%    32%    30%    31%    31%
Disapprove           52     49     50     56     53     50     52     59
DK/NA                17     18     19     16     14     20     18     10
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Approve              35%    29%    34%    30%    30%    27%    30%
Disapprove           50     50     52     53     54     61     55
DK/NA                15     22     14     17     16     12     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state senate is handling its job?
                     Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Nov 09  Aug 19
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2010
 
Approve              31      30      34      31      29      30
Disapprove           52      55      46      50      53      46
DK/NA                17      15      20      19      18      24
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              45%    30%    66%    36%    42%    46%    43%    59%
Disapprove           38     55     15     45     43     32     40     18
DK/NA                18     15     19     18     14     21     17     23
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Approve              56%    44%    41%    44%    41%    48%    43%
Disapprove           32     40     42     34     38     31     42
DK/NA                12     16     17     23     21     21     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS..
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Jun 21  Feb 20  Jun 17
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2011    2008    2010
 
Approve              45      42      44      38      45      30      38
Disapprove           38      40      36      42      38      31      43
DK/NA                18      18      20      20      18      39      18
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              46%    28%    69%    40%    42%    50%    45%    63%
Disapprove           40     61     18     47     48     33     42     26
DK/NA                14     11     14     13     10     17     13     11
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Approve              56%    48%    41%    44%    42%    44%    41%
Disapprove           36     39     45     39     43     39     45
DK/NA                 8     12     14     17     16     17     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator? (*High approve also 55% Sep 1999 & Jul 1999)
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS...
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Jul 27  Feb 20  June 17
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2000*   2008    2010
 
Approve              46      44      45      42      55      39      40
Disapprove           40      42      40      43      22      31      47
DK/NA                14      14      15      15      23      29      13
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              50%    18%    84%    42%    44%    56%    42%    89%
Disapprove           46     80     13     51     53     39     54      7
DK/NA                 4      2      3      7      3      5      4      4
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Approve              59%    51%    38%    57%    46%    56%    50%
Disapprove           38     43     59     38     51     41     46
DK/NA                 3      5      3      5      3      3      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS...
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Jun 10  Nov 09  Nov 09
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2009    2010    2010
 
 Approve             50      51      55      50      68      46      46
 Disapprove          46      45      41      45      25      50      50
 DK/NA                4       4       4       5       7       4       4
 
 
9. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very satisfied        3%     5%     2%     1%     2%     3%     2%     1%
Smwht satisfied      31     45     25     27     35     27     33     27
Smwht dissatisfied   34     28     38     37     31     37     35     34
Very dissatisfied    31     21     35     34     31     32     30     38
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      -      -      -
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Very satisfied        4%     2%     2%     3%     2%     1%     3%
Smwht satisfied      33     32     35     25     30     19     26
Smwht dissatisfied   32     34     32     34     38     36     39
Very dissatisfied    31     31     30     37     28     42     32
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      1      1      -
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (*High also 71% Feb 1999)
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Nov 09  Dec 26  Jun 17
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2000*   2010
 
Very satisfied        3       2       2       2       4      10       2
Smwht satisfied      31      31      34      30      28      61      22
Smwht dissatisfied   34      34      37      36      32      21      36
Very dissatisfied    31      32      26      31      35       7      39
DK/NA                 1       1       -       1       1       1       1
 
 
10. Regardless of how you feel about Christopher Christie's policies, would you say you like or don't like Christopher Christie as a person?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Like                 49%    77%    28%    50%    58%    41%    52%    32%
Don't Like           33     10     52     32     25     40     32     45
DK/NA                19     13     20     18     17     20     16     23
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Like                 47%    48%    56%    40%    53%    36%    48%
Don't Like           37     35     26     36     28     42     29
DK/NA                16     17     18     24     19     22     23
 
 
11. And regardless of how you feel about Christopher Christie as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Christopher Christie's policies?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Like                 45%    78%    17%    50%    54%    38%    52%    11%
Don't Like           49     14     78     46     42     55     43     87
DK/NA                 6      8      5      4      5      7      5      1
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Like                 41%    47%    58%    33%    49%    30%    47%
Don't Like           55     47     38     58     46     63     47
DK/NA                 4      6      4      9      5      7      6
 
 
12. Do you think Christopher Christie would make a good Vice President or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  32%    63%    10%    32%    38%    27%    38%     9%
No                   61     31     84     62     56     67     57     89
DK/NA                 6      6      6      6      6      6      5      2
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Yes                  33%    29%    39%    28%    36%    24%    36%
No                   61     65     53     66     58     73     57
DK/NA                 7      6      8      6      6      3      7
 
TREND: Do you think Christopher Christie would make a good Vice President or not?
                     Jun 21  Dec 21
                     2011    2010
 
Yes                  32      32
No                   61      59
DK/NA                 6       8
 
 
13. How likely do you think it is that Christopher Christie will be selected by the Republican Presidential nominee to be their Vice-Presidential running mate - Very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very likely          10%    15%     9%     8%    11%     9%    10%    14%
Somewhat likely      33     33     33     35     33     34     34     32
Not very likely      28     28     26     29     28     28     30     23
Not likely at all    24     20     27     23     24     24     21     27
DK/NA                 5      3      5      5      4      5      5      4
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Very likely           8%    11%    12%     9%    10%    11%    10%
Somewhat likely      32     32     38     31     33     32     34
Not very likely      26     29     24     31     28     24     30
Not likely at all    31     23     22     23     24     26     24
DK/NA                 4      5      3      6      5      7      3
 
14. Which party would you like to see control the New Jersey State Legislature after the elections in November - the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Democratic Party     44%     3%    94%    29%    38%    49%    38%    82%
Republican Party     42     93      3     42     47     37     48      8
DK/NA                14      4      3     29     15     14     14     10
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Democratic Party     50%    42%    33%    54%    42%    58%    39%
Republican Party     37     43     52     32     43     28     47
DK/NA                13     15     15     14     14     14     14
 
TREND: Which party would you like to see control the New Jersey State Legislature after the elections in November, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? (Additional data available on request through April 2003)
                     Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Jun 15  Sep 24  Jul 13  Jun 18
                     2011    2011    2011    2005    2003    2003    2003
 
Democratic Party     44      47      43      48      48      44      49
Republican Party     42      39      41      39      37      37      40
DK/NA                14      14      16      13      14      19      12
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling education?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              41%    72%    16%    42%    49%    34%    47%    13%
Disapprove           55     23     79     54     48     60     50     85
DK/NA                 4      5      5      3      3      6      4      2
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Approve              35%    42%    48%    32%    47%    27%    41%
Disapprove           59     54     48     63     49     69     56
DK/NA                 6      4      3      5      4      4      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling education?
                     Jun 21  Apr 21  Feb 10  Dec 21
                     2011    2011    2011    2010
 
Approve              41      44      47      45
Disapprove           55      52      48      49
DK/NA                 4       4       5       6
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              47%    78%    20%    50%    56%    38%    53%    15%
Disapprove           48     17     75     44     40     55     43     81
DK/NA                 6      5      5      6      4      7      4      4
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Approve              44%    46%    58%    37%    50%    36%    49%
Disapprove           54     44     39     57     46     59     46
DK/NA                 2      9      3      5      4      5      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling the state budget?
                     Jun 21  Apr 21  Feb 10  Nov 11  Jun 17
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010
 
Approve              47      50      53      52      45
Disapprove           48      46      41      42      49
DK/NA                 6       4       5       6       6
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in the state legislature are handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              20%     9%    36%    16%    20%    21%    19%    31%
Disapprove           66     79     48     72     70     62     68     59
DK/NA                14     12     16     12     11     17     13     10
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Approve              23%    21%    14%    23%    19%    21%    20%
Disapprove           65     60     76     65     68     66     74
DK/NA                12     18     11     12     13     13      7
 
 
18. Have you heard or read anything about Governor Christie's helicopter ride to his son's baseball game?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  88%    93%    83%    91%    89%    87%    93%    77%
No                   12      7     17      9     11     13      7     23
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Yes                  78%    88%    93%    88%    92%    90%    87%
No                   22     12      7     12      8     10     12
DK/NA                 1      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
19.(If heard q18) Do you think the criticism of Governor Christie's helicopter ride to his son's baseball game is legitimate or much ado about nothing?
                     HEARD OR READ Q18...................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Legitimate           46%    29%    57%    51%    43%    50%    45%    57%
Much ado             51     68     41     48     55     48     52     43
DK/NA                 2      3      2      1      2      2      3      -
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Legitimate           51%    45%    43%    51%    44%    55%    47%
Much ado             46     52     56     47     54     44     51
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      2      1      2
 
 
20. Do you think the state legislature should spend more tax dollars to improve the public schools in New Jersey's poorest areas or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  56%    32%    81%    51%    49%    63%    50%    84%
No                   40     63     16     45     47     33     45     14
DK/NA                 4      5      3      4      4      4      4      2
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Yes                  70%    55%    47%    60%    53%    61%    59%
No                   26     41     49     37     44     34     39
DK/NA                 4      5      4      3      3      5      2
 
TREND: Do you think the state legislature should spend more tax dollars to improve the public schools in New Jersey's poorest areas or don't you think so?
                     Jun 21  Apr 21
                     2011    2011
 
Yes                  56      57
No                   40      39
DK/NA                 4       4
 
 
21. Do you think the state legislature should spend more tax dollars to improve all of New Jersey's public schools or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  62%    47%    81%    57%    53%    70%    58%    89%
No                   36     51     18     40     45     27     40     10
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      2      3      2      1
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Yes                  67%    61%    52%    66%    63%    68%    70%
No                   31     38     44     31     34     29     29
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      3      3      1
 
 
 
TREND: Do you think the state legislature should spend more tax dollars to improve all of New Jersey's public schools or don't you think so?
                     Jun 21  Apr 21
                     2011    2011
 
Yes                  62      60
No                   36      36
DK/NA                 2       3
 
 
22. Do you think the state supreme court was right to order the state legislature to spend more money to improve the public schools in New Jersey's poorest areas or don't you think the state supreme court should have done this?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/right            49%    25%    75%    43%    43%    55%    42%    84%
No/shouldn't have    45     70     20     50     52     38     52     14
DK/NA                 6      4      5      7      4      7      6      2
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Yes/right            58%    49%    37%    57%    47%    56%    55%
No/shouldn't have    38     43     59     40     47     40     43
DK/NA                 4      8      3      3      6      3      2
 
 
23. Which do you think is a better way to pay for more funding for all of New Jersey's public schools - to cut state spending or to increase taxes?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Cut spending         74%    89%    63%    74%    73%    74%    74%    73%
Increase taxes       18      5     31     15     18     17     17     19
DK/NA                 9      6      6     11      9      9      9      9
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Cut spending         72%    73%    75%    73%    77%    69%    78%
Increase taxes       24     17     17     16     16     21     16
DK/NA                 4     10      8     11      7      9      6
 
 
24. Would you support or oppose the so called millionaire's tax, if the money went to New Jersey's public schools?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Support              65%    43%    84%    63%    60%    70%    63%    79%
Oppose               29     50     12     30     36     22     31     14
DK/NA                 6      6      5      7      4      8      6      8
 
                                          Philly        Union  HvKids
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHold PubSch
 
Support              71%    64%    57%    74%    62%    73%    67%
Oppose               24     29     37     21     32     24     26
DK/NA                 4      7      7      5      6      3      7